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Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

                                      Gross job gains and job losses      Gross job gains and job losses
                                           (in thousands)                   as a percent of employment

    Category                                 3 months ended                      3 months ended

                                   Dec.    Mar.    June    Sept    Dec.   Dec.   Mar.   June   Sept   Dec.  
                                   2013    2014    2014    2014    2014   2013   2014   2014   2014   2014
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   5,897   5,621   6,134   5,813   6,142    5.2    4.9    5.4    5.0    5.3
 At expanding firms               4,988   4,738   5,240   4,949   5,230    4.4    4.1    4.6    4.3    4.5
 At opening firms                   909     883     894     864     912     .8     .8     .8     .7     .8

Gross job losses                  5,239   5,176   5,219   5,292   5,142    4.6    4.5    4.5    4.6    4.4
 At contracting firms             4,394   4,349   4,410   4,498   4,296    3.9    3.8    3.8    3.9    3.7
 At closing firms                   845     827     809     794     846     .7     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change               658     445     915     521   1,000     .6     .4     .9     .4     .9


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,028   3,044   3,160   3,002   3,085    9.4    9.4    9.7    9.2    9.3
 At expanding firms               2,158   2,196   2,305   2,183   2,215    6.7    6.8    7.1    6.7    6.7
 At opening firms                   870     848     855     819     870    2.7    2.6    2.6    2.5    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,898   2,808   2,838   2,831   2,866    9.0    8.6    8.7    8.6    8.7
 At contracting firms             2,089   2,015   2,065   2,074   2,067    6.5    6.2    6.3    6.3    6.3
 At closing firms                   809     793     773     757     799    2.5    2.4    2.4    2.3    2.4

Net employment change               130     236     322     171     219     .4     .8    1.0     .6     .6


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,034   1,026   1,129   1,057   1,083    4.9    4.9    5.4    5.0    5.1
 At expanding firms               1,003     996   1,094   1,020   1,046    4.8    4.8    5.2    4.8    4.9
 At opening firms                    31      30      35      37      37     .1     .1     .2     .2     .2

Gross job losses                    930     875     902     958     929    4.4    4.1    4.3    4.5    4.4
 At contracting firms               899     845     874     928     891    4.3    4.0    4.2    4.4    4.2
 At closing firms                    31      30      28      30      38     .1     .1     .1     .1     .2

Net employment change               104     151     227      99     154     .5     .8    1.1     .5     .7


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   1,835   1,551   1,845   1,754   1,974    3.0    2.5    3.0    2.8    3.2
 At expanding firms               1,827   1,546   1,841   1,746   1,969    3.0    2.5    3.0    2.8    3.2
 At opening firms                     8       5       4       8       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,411   1,493   1,479   1,503   1,347    2.3    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.2
 At contracting firms             1,406   1,489   1,471   1,496   1,338    2.3    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.2
 At closing firms                     5       4       8       7       9     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               424      58     366     251     627     .7     .1     .6     .4    1.0


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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Last Modified Date: July 29, 2015
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